The second-annual “Hope and the City” event Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous was deemed a success, raising just over $5,000 for women’s cancer research.
“We thought it was a fantastic night,” enthused organizer Jennifer Anderson.
“We thought there was a great turnout and we’re just very happy with it.”
“I was thrilled to see everyone who came out and had a good time,” echoed committee member Christine Denby.
The age-of-majority event for woman was based on the old TV show “Sex and the City” and hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Attendance was down slight from the inaugural event held in November, 2012, but still about 100 women donned glamorous evening wear and took part in the evening’s activities, which included cocktails, dancing, shopping, and hors d’oeuvres.
The event featured a number of local vendors and a photo booth, where ladies could use accessories such as masks, hats, and feather boas to dress up and have their picture taken with friends.
There also was a fashion show, highlighting clothing and accessories from local businesses, as well as “character baskets” up for grabs—baskets with purses, shoes, and jewellery based on the “Sex and the City” characters Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte, and Mr. Big.
“We were very pleased with how it turned out,” Anderson remarked.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy it.
“We’re grateful to the sponsors, the vendors, the volunteers, the models—they just came out, did a really good job, and had fun,” she added.
Denby also thanked those who bought tickets, emcee Jon Glueheisen, and the “small but energetic committee without whom this event would not have been possible.”
Meanwhile, plans already are in the works for next year’s event, which likely will be held around the same time.
“We’ve got some new ideas to make it even bigger and better,” Anderson noted.
“We’re really looking forward to have everyone back again next year.”